Sunday, July 15, 2012

Confessions of a Fabric hoarder

I feel like I cannot re-iterate enough that I have a fabric hoarding problem.  Somedays I feel like I am trapped beneath a mountain of fabric, while 5 rubbermaid bins full of fabric isn't technically a mountain, it really feels like it.  2-3 of those bins alone are t-shirt type material.  Last night I found 3 different colours of pink (slight variations of magenta, but all 3 were different weights, and stretch) I had to stop myself from building time machine to go back and yell at myself.  Why did I buy 3 different materials that are all the same colour, and why in pink?  I don't even look good in pink!  I may be able to make a skirt or dress with a different sheer type overlay to offset this terrible pink I thought looked good on me.  But seriosuly, WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME.  Now on to the the other bins.  They all contain scraps and scraps of fabric, not enough to make a full outfit, but enough to drive me crazy with "what can I do with these scraps".  I jump between "crazy mish mash outfit" and "quilt".  Then I start sewing something, get frustrated, stop sewing THAT item and start a new one. which leads me to my UFO (unfinished object) bin.  I know I posted earlier about finishing my UFOs but then I see a different material that hasn't been cut yet and focus on that.  I wish my scatter brain could start and finish something in one swoop, but sometimes it takes me months, or even years to keep myself on track.  Who knew that one little hobby could turn into one big hoard?  I think I may take a picture of this hoard to show everyone in the world just how bad it's gotten.

I am trying, sincerely to reduce the hoard, it's just taking longer than I expected.

Time to start cracking the whip on my lazy butt.

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